The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, says it will spend £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and property in London.
Japanese exports rise in May by the most since 2010 as the yen weakens, providing a boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy.
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Shares in the US rise, as investors await the Federal Reserve's decision on its stimulus programme
Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that could be at risk of fuel tank fires, after initially refusing a US government request to do so.
Deloitte is suspended for one year from doing consulting work in New York after regulators criticised its work at Standard Chartered on anti-money laundering issues.
Leaders of the G8 major economies agree plan to clamp down on money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate tax avoiders.
New car sales across Europe fell to their lowest level in two decades in May as the deepening recession hurt demand.
Thousands of people march through Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, over rising public transport prices and the cost of staging the 2014 World Cup.
A former stunt double for Angelina Jolie sues News Corp in the US, accusing the company of hacking into her phone to gain information about the star.
Why Brazil needs a more equal society
Huawei unveils the world's slimmest smartphone saying the handset will work "miracles" for its brand.
The lower house of Switzerland's parliament refuses to discuss a bill that would allow Swiss banks to pass client information to the US tax authorities.
Easyjet has agreed to buy 135 new aircraft from Airbus, in a deal announced on the second day of the Paris Air Show.
Airbus secures almost £12bn of new orders on day one of the Paris air show, more than three times those of rival Boeing.
The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.7% in May, up from 2.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says.
Chancellor George Osborne unveils plans to stop businesses hiding their profits from the tax authorities in offshore "shell" companies, at the G8 summit.
European auditors say much of the 1bn euros of EU aid for Egypt in the past seven years has had little or no impact.